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Riverina Study Tour

Riverina Study Tour Objectives of the Event To give South Australian farmers the opportunity to learn how farmers in the Riverina have adapted their businesses to adapt to Climate Variability. Reflections on the Event The focus on what makes a [...]

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iDairy

iDairy Objectives of Event iDairy is a multi-faceted project consisting of an overseas study tour, development of a documentary, a special dinner documentary premiere, plus the development of a short film to be launched on various platforms in conjunction with [...]

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Clearing the Carbon Confusion

Clearing the Carbon Confusion Carbon and farming is a complex issue. This 4 page fact sheet provides a snapshot of the key points for farmers – note that it’s a large file, and may take 30 sec to download… Download the ’Clearing [...]

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Optimise energy use in your Dairy Shed

Optimise energy use in your Dairy Shed Objectives of the Event To help farmers identify if they are using too much electricity. Could farmers reduce their electricity use or costs or both. Reflections on the Event Most participants requested access to a farm [...]

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What should South Australian Dairy Farmers do about Climate Change?

What should South Australian Dairy Farmers do about Climate Change? Conclusions from Confidence to Grow In 2008 Dairy Australia funded a package of work called “Confidence to Grow” to rapidly build up industry knowledge about climate change and climate challenges.  [...]

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Self sufficiency is the key goal for the Harveys

Self sufficiency is the key goal for the Harveys In 2002, the Harvey’s dairy operation had grown to 380 cows following the construction of a 60-unit rotary and a succession of reasonable seasons. Ongoing drought conditions forced them to re-evaluate [...]

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Solar: a better solution to inadequate power supply

Solar: a better solution to inadequate power supply The Dohnts undertook to upgrade their hot water supply after experiencing ongoing problems with the power supply to the dairy – the load placed by the vat, milking machine and roller mill [...]

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Alternative Power – What opportunities do alternative technologies bring?

Alternative Power – What opportunities do alternative technologies bring? Objective of the event The day included a presentation on small scale alternative power including wind, solar and biodigesters and “The Victorian experience”: methane biodigesters and effuent waste stream algae treatment [...]

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Understanding soil biology

Understanding soil biology Objective of the event Farmers want to know if they can manage soil better. Better management leads to improved productivity and greater resilience. This event aimed to give farmers confidence when managing their soils. Reflections on the [...]

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TMR System and Shed Design

TMR System and Shed Design Objective of the event To provide farmers information on TMR systems particularly shed design and system benefits. Reflections on the Event John Shaap from Visalia California has wide ranging experience in TMR system design effectively [...]

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